U.16 ChampionshipStrokestown 2-7 Clann 3-10
Clann travelled to Strokestown on Monday night to get their Championship campaign off to the perfect start. The game was played in poor damp conditions. Clann got off to a bright start and built up a decent lead, but the home team had a strong spell mid way through the half and got back to level it up, only for Clann to finish on the up and take a 4 point lead into half time.
Worryingly for Clann, Strokestown started the 2nd half much the stronger and got within a point of the Johnstown boys. But Clann found another gear and pushed on and finished much the stronger, despite a number of scares as the home team pushed for goals. Clann picked up a hard fought 6 point away victory, which is always a good day's work. Next up is a game in Johnstown against neighbours St Brigids.
Squad: Declan McManus, Cian Gavin, Jason Ryan, Joseph Kelly, Daniel Westman, Joseph Duignan, Michael Kelly, Fearghus Lennon, Cian Fallon-McGowan, Josh Lennon, Mark Naughton, Alan Mulvey, Mark Gannon, Fionnán Henry, Rian Carpenter, John Feeney, Shane Flannery, Jamie Tymon, Jesse Middleton, Patrick Moran, Sean Reynolds, Micheál McClean, Tom Shine, Patrick Gavin, Dean Reynolds, Damien Kelly.
Scorers: Mark Naughton (1-4), Mark Gannon (1-2), John Feeney (1-1), Josh Lennon (0-2), Fionnán Henry (0-1, 1f).
U.14 Div.1 ChampionshipBoyle 1-7 Clann 6-11
After making the long trip north up to Abbey Park, Clann were rewarded with a comprehensive win against a well turned out Boyle team. After an early exchange of points, Clann got into goal scoring gear in the first 10 minutes. Another exchange of points followed (3 each, then 2 each), such that only 5 points separated the sides at half time.
Clann continued to press from the start in the second half, with several quick one-touch deliveries into the inside forwards, which paid dividends with 3 more goals. Boyle’s task got all the more difficult midway during the second half, when they were reduced to 14 men after one of their players received a second yellow. This opened up more opportunities for Clann, and it was good to see a variety of players attempt scores, an aspect Clann are keen to develop further. Full time score 6-11 to Boyle’s 1-7.
Next round sees Clann make the trip to St Ciarans in Fuerty in 2 weeks’ time. Many thanks as always to the stalwart supporters that followed the lads.
Clann panel: D. Campion, E Henry, A McManus, B Costello, L Gavin, I Harney (0-4), T Lennon (Capt), J Mulvey, C O’Reilly (1-0), N Hannon, G Mulvihill (1-0), S Cleary (0-1), O O’Flaherty (0-1), J Shine (4-5), K Greasley.
U.14 Div.3 ChampionshipSt Aidans 3-8, Clann 3-5
Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory on Friday last unfortunately, as the Div.3 lads saw the tide turn on them in the closing minutes of this exciting game in Ballyforan. Indeed, with 5 mins to go, Clann were leading by 5 points, only to see it fall apart and ultimately lose by 3.
No-one would have foreseen that result at the start of the game, as Clann opened up brightly with a point in the first few minutes. Although scores were thin on the ground in the first half, Clann recorded them all, with a tally of 1-2 to no score by half time.
It all augered well for the second half, with the lads playing well, although St Aidans scored first, hitting the back of the net in the first minute. Clann rallied back, with a few well taken points (including players who featured on the scoresheet for the first time) It augered even better midway when, (co-incidentally, just like the Div 1 game the previous evening), the opposition were reduced to 12 men (a 13 a-side game) for a second yellow. However, (unlike the previous evening) Clann failed to capitalise on this advantage, and despite claiming another goal and going 5 points to the good, they failed to close off the game, and gifted St Aidan’s a series of scores to allow them to draw alongside, then pull away in a blitz of scores (2-2 in 5 minutes). After the game, full credit to the St Aidan’s manager, who was very gracious with his team’s victory, and had kind words for the lads, reminding them of their previous clashes which brought out the best in both sides. No doubt these two sides will learn from this game, and will hopefully face up to each other for another chance later in the championship.
Clann panel – D Quinn, C McManus, E Connaughton, R Colgan, J Shine, O Sumner, M Harrington (0-1), D O’Brien (0-1), L Ward, T O’Neill (Capt, 0-1), C Westman, J Gavin (0-1), C O’Suilleabhain (2-0), R Connaughton, T Idowu, K Moroney (1-1), A Mullin.
Congrats to the Roscommon Senior team on lifting the Nestor Cup!
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The draw took place in Connaughton's on Sunday 9th of July with a jackpot of €5,400.
The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 10, 26.
No winner, match 3 wins €40:Winner (Seller)
Angela Hughes (Vinny Bannon)
Amanda Cleary (Lennons Fruit & Veg)
Eithne O'Neill (James Curley)
Martha Bohan (James Curley)
Brian Jack & Rachel (Brian Fallon).
Next week's jackpot will be €5,600 and the draw will be in Monahans.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.
Online LottoDid you know? Over €25,000 was won in the Clann lotto in 2016. We're aware that there's lots of club members living in Dublin and abroad who would like to enter but do not have the access to do so. With this in mind, we are happy to announce that the Clann lotto can now be entered online.
Visit clanngaa.ie/lotto to take part. Entry closes every Sunday at 6pm, entries after 6pm will be carried over.
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